Here's a test shot of the CNET UK pool table. We're pleased with the colour and sharpness of the picture. If you want to see the 3,264x2,448-pixel full-size image, you can download it here. The Samsung Pixon will be available in the next few weeks for free on a monthly contract on all major networks, excluding Vodafone. Despite what you may have heard, LG and Samsung are the best of friends. Yeah, okay, they're out to beat each other senseless, which is why Samsung's launching a Renoir-killer. Despite what you may have heard, LG and Samsung are the best of friends. Yeah, okay, they're out to beat each other senseless like Olympic Taekwondo fighters. Hot on the heels of the LG Renoir, Samsung is launching its own 8-megapixel camera phone -- the Samsung Pixon. This relatively slim phone boasts a large touchscreen that we're finding commendably responsive, plus HSPDA for fast access to the Internet and GPS. It also supports DivX movies and can shoot video in slow motion.
Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C go on sale Friday morning, which has already arrived in places like Australia, Here, Jimmy Gunawan walks out of the flagship Apple store in Sydney with two new iPhones in hand Friday morning local time (about 3 p.m, PT Thursday), For Gunawan, who arrived at the Sydney store midday Thursday and was first in line, it's the new camera upgrades that made the iPhone 5S a must-buy, In Paris, Apple sequestered the earliest arrivals in the night court moon and stars iphone case line to buy the iPhone 5S and 5C into a section near the Opera store, People dressed warmly for the cool but dry weather..
Update, 1:44 pm PT: Added more information and Lyft's comment. The new rules require driver background check, training, and insurance coverage, and let the state collect fees from the ride-sharing companies. A California regulatory agency has approved the first statewide guidelines in the US for ride-sharing services, setting up safety regulations for the tech companies disrupting the transportation industry. Ride-sharing companies like Lyft, Sidecar, and UberX will have a year to bring their drivers up to the standards (PDF) set Thursday by the California Public Utilities Commission, which include things like background checks on drivers, driver training, and minimum insurance coverage.
This is the latest instance -- and surely not the last -- in which certain police officers haven't taken kindly to being filmed by the people who pay their pensions, Last year, a San Diego officer appeared to describe a Samsung Galaxy as a "weapon."Most recently, a woman in Florida was jailed and told she would be charged with a felony for filming a routine traffic stop, In Thompson's case, some might muse that in Massachusetts it's legal to film surreptitiously up a woman's skirt night court moon and stars iphone case (though not for much longer), but not a police officer in the course of his duty..
On top of swiping to unlock, fingerprint scanning's other (optional) function will be to authorize transactions with PayPal, a Samsung partner. Instead of typing your passcode, you swipe your fingertip. This is Samsung's answer to the iPhone's in-app purchasing, and it works with any mobile site or app that accepts PayPal. The Galaxy S5's other trick, the heart-rate monitor, is a neat one in theory because it's cleverly integrated into the camera flash module, and because it ties so well into the health app. However, it's one of those things I wouldn't personally use every day, even though I do exercise regularly. I'm not entirely who this feature is directed toward, though, since serious fitness geeks will likely want to invest in a more fully-functioning fitness band if they don't have one already. Still, it was fun to establish a baseline by placing my finger over the sensor.